Recently re-opened, Charlottenburg’s Zoo Palast was the dominant Berlinale venue between 1957 and 1999. The Berlinale Palast in Potsdamer Platz is now the default screening facility.

I wasn’t aggressive enough to wangle a ticket for Stereo. I tried but not hard enough. This festival will kill you or, worse, ignore you if you let it. Are you man enough to dominate the Berlinale, or does the Berlinale dominate you?

“Part of Paris Bar’s appeal is that probably not a centimeter of its red-painted, papparazzi shots-lined walls has not been touched by a celeb. Gorbachev, Madonna or De Niro…nearly everyone was here.” — from listing.

Taken last night at Jules Verne cafe in Charlottenburg.

Leave to to Brigade’s Adam Kersh to offer an invite to a cocktail party celebrating Josephine Decker’s Thou Wast Mild & Lovely and Butter on the Latch, and at a former cosmetic salon turned bar (i.e.,Kosmetiksalon Babette) at that. The location at Karl Marx-Allee 36 is either a healthy cab ride or a major hump if you’re walking.